Beverley Francis-Gibson is President/CEO of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA)
She is Co-Chair of the Maryland Statewide Steering Committee on Adults Living with Sickle Cell. Francis-Gibson is currently a Board Member of the Global Patient Advocacy Advisory Board on Sickle Cell Disease; a member of the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition and the Sickle Cell Steering Committee. She also serves on the National Minority Quality Forum’s Sickle Cell Disease Working Group, the SCD Patient Survey Steering Committee, Sanofi Advisory Council, the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Care Coalition and the Sickle Cell Disease Coalition Minority Blood Donation Working Group. She is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Maryland Nonprofits. She is a 2009 Leadership Premiere Graduate and previous Board member of Leadership Howard County.
She is the recipient of several leadership awards and recently received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her sickle cell disease advocacy efforts. A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Francis-Gibson holds a B.A. in Public Relations and Communications and an M.A. in Industrial and Community Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond Kentucky.